The city of South Padre Island is sending a message out to visitors concerning recent reports about high levels of bacteria in waters along several Texas beaches. City officials said they regularly check the Texas Beach Watch website for bacteria levels in the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre. “Since the beginning of this summer season, there haven’t been any high or unusual readings,” said Patrick Barrineau, city of South Padre Island shoreline management director. “There is no reason to believe the events further up the coast would repeat themselves here, so we look forward to seeing you this summer!” South Padre Island officials encourage visitors to check surf conditions by using the flag system.

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